September 2, 2005


August sales up 7.6 per cent

Richmond Hill, Ontario – Passenger car and light truck sales were up 7.6 per cent, indicating that deep discounting that spread across the market in August is continuing to drive sales, says industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers. GM sales were down 3.8 per cent, while import nameplate vehicles were up 12.8 per cent. Surprisingly, for the first time ever, Ford was outsold not only by GM, but by DaimlerChrysler and Honda. Overall, a total of 142,537 vehicles were sold in Canada in August.

The numbers were as follows:

Manufacturer August 2005 August 2004 Change %
General Motors 39,060 40,604 -3.8
Ford 16,531 16,121 +2.5
DaimlerChrysler 17,904 14,523 +23.3
BMW/Mini 1,783 1,484 +20.1
Honda/Acura 17,681 16,331 +8.3
Hyundai 6,201 5,587 +11.0
Kia 2,860 2,458 +16.4
Mazda 7,630 6,470 +17.9
Mercedes-Benz 1,258 1,003 +25.4
Mitsubishi 1,048 835 +23.5
Nissan/Infiniti 7,103 5,389 +31.8
Porsche 159 136 +16.9
Subaru 1,303 1,421 -8.3
Suzuki 703 845 -16.8
Toyota/Lexus 16,114 14,700 +9.6
VW/Audi 3,859 3,384 +14.0
Land Rover 198 92 +115.2
Jaguar 100 159 -37.1
Volvo 1,042 976 +6.8

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